I say, all you running chaps and chapess'es out there. I have a question. Tis this :
How many of you land on your flat foot and NOT on your heel?
I've been watching a load of youtube videos on the do's and don'ts of running technique and ONE thing that comes across is DO NOT LAND ON YOUR HEEL!!!!
Ok. Here's where I worry. To be honest with you all, I sort of "shuffle" jog along at a pace of about 6'05 per kilometre. Sometimes fast / sometimes slower, but one thing I would LOVE to conquer is the correct way to run - and that seems to be landing on the front of your foot each stride thereby eliminating shock and awe to the body and avoiding injury. Never land on your heel.
I DO land on my heel and it gives me comfort. Each landing I pray to the GODS of Brooks running shoes that it is THEY, and THEY alone who have crafted this perfectly expensive running shoe with support on the instep which enables ME to land triumphantly on my heel......but only for a micro second. So HOW do I land on my front foot?????
I have tried to do this. I have tried to pick my legs up when I run. I get exhausted after about 5 seconds of trying these two things. So WHAT TO DO?
I would love to hear from anyone that say landing on your front foot is normal/easy/the norm/duh Dan, you loser...
I truly believe that if I had specialised training, I could run further / faster and more comfortably. But to be honest - I can't be arsed. I'd rather learn from YOU all and adapt as necessary.
Answers on a postcard please......OR, just answer on here!!